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Apr 27, 2017
BLN Webinar: Making the Case for Improved Immunization Data in Zimbabwe
In this webinar, the presenter walked the audience through the Zimbabwe Expanded Program on Immunization (ZEPI) with a brief background and historical perspective. The speaker shared lessons learned in the process of implementing the EPI program and its integration into the national health information and surveillance system.Read More
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The BLN brings countries together to identify shared problems and test shared solutions that can be applied in a few countries and then deployed at scale in many.Participate in the discussion
May 17, 2017
Infection by rotaviruses (RVs) is globally the leading cause of severe diarrhea and dehydration in young children aged under 5 years old. These highly contagious viruses have commonly infected most children before their fifth year of life. Each year rotaviruses cause approximately 111 million episodes of rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE) in young children. As of April 2016, the WHO estimated that globally 215,000 child deaths occurred during 2013 due to rotavirus infection.
May 17, 2017
The World Health Organization and outside experts are making arrangements to send an experimental Ebola vaccine to the Democratic Republic of Congo, should officials there say they need it to quell an outbreak there.
Our Guiding Principles
This initiative has been built around the following key principles to help ensure its success:
- Utilize a coordinated approach.
- Country ownership and capacity development.
- Strategic reuse.
- Research, monitoring and evaluation.
Our Comprehensive Approach
From electronic immunization registries to simple pen and paper, all countries have tools to collect data. We will support and enhance systems already in place for improving data collection and analysis.Learn More
Policies & Practices
It’s not just knowing how to use data collection tools. It’s also about being empowered to take data and turn it into information you can use to make informed decisions.Learn More
Everyone has something to learn and something to teach. The BID Learning Network is a platform to offer ideas, share perspectives, and provide feedback. It will directly influence the BID Initiative’s approach.Learn More
The BID Initiative's holistic solutions will be packaged so that learnings and tools will be available for others to adopt, add to, and tailor to address country-specific issues.Learn More